Looking for a bridge over troubled water? Krithvi Shyam, our young psychologist, addresses your worst anxieties.

I am 22 years old and have discontinued my engineering course. Now I am constantly under stress and do not step out as I am unable to face people around me. Is it possible to take up my course again?

BACK TO COLLEGE

You haven’t said why you discontinued your studies. I am imagining a million different reasons now. Were you unable to cope with the academic load? Did you hate what you studied? Were you going through some personal problems at that time? If it’s one of the first two, then find something you are interested in studying and put all your efforts into pursuing that; it’s never too late to get an education, even if it’s in a field completely unrelated to ECE. Many people shift from one field to another halfway through college, so you are not alone in this. If you discontinued because of personal problems, I hope they have been resolved now. If they have not, address this first. Then speak to your university’s Admissions department and check what the procedure to re-join the institute is. Don’t get stressed by the people around you. It is the right decision to go to college and pursue a degree. All the best!

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